Her character, Vanessa, is much maligned, but in a recent interview with Digital Spy (thanks Katie for the tip), Jessica Szohr says she's excited for Season 4 this September.
Speaking about the future of the show, she said: "I'm excited to kind of see where everyone goes in the fourth season." She would also like Vanessa to end up with Dan.
"They have so much in common," she says of Vanessa and Dan's relationship. "They know each other. When you first start dating, you're always on your best behavior."
"Then four months hits, and all of a sudden you're like, 'Don't chew your gum like that'." When you're best friends with someone before dating, you don't have to pretend."
"You already have that connection, that history. You don't have to be on pins and needles with things. They have that connection, and their families know each other."
"I think out of the three guys on the show Dan for sure is the best for Vanessa."
The star also dished that "When I first came on, I was only supposed to do two episodes. Then they made me a part of the [Gossip Girl cast], which is really exciting."
"[Show runners] Josh [Schwartz] and Stephanie [Savage] said before the third season, 'She is going to start getting more real estate so you get to learn more about Vanessa's character and where she comes from'. It was exciting. I was really happy for her."
Were you happy with Vanessa's character developments in Season 3 - and what would you like to see from her in Season 4, romantically and otherwise?